Comparative study of land use in Zărnești (Romania) and Strășeni (Republic of Moldova) towns

HACHI Mihai, CRĂCIUN Laurențiu

Abstract


The efficient use of land remains a priority of states, regions, and territorial taxonomic rankings. The regional, economic and environmental development policies of the states suppose the efficient capitalization of natural, human, technical and technological resources and other resources in order to ensure their sustainability in time and space. In this context, through this study, the authors propose to elaborate an assessment of how the land fund was capitalized in the two cities located in the Republic of Moldova and Romania, close as demographic dimensions, but different as a way of managing this natural resource. The interest for the way of capitalization of space resources by these two administrative-territorial entities is part of the practical need to follow the changes of quantitative as well as qualitative nature of the land fund, as a result of the transformations made during the transition to market economy, that is carried out in both states. The present scientific approach is part of a doctoral study „Integration of small and medium-sized cities in the regional urban system. Comparative study of human geography, for example in the cities of Zărnești, Romania and Străşeni, Republic of Moldova", through which the doctoral student aims to assess the degree of integration of small and medium-sized cities in the regional urban system, in the context of territorial decentralization, by applying regional development policies.

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